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NAME: LEARNING GROUP:

GROUP MEMBERS
ACTION PLAN DUE DATE:
Year 9 Humanities Semester 2 2012
PASSPORT TO DEMOCRACY: Action Plan Assessment Task
This semester in Humanities we have been exploring Australian democracy and thinking about issues that affect
us. This assessment task requires you to work in groups to research an issue you are concerned about in detail
and develop an action plan to address the problem. Your group will present (pitch) the plan to the class and the
class will vote for the best action plan.
Tasks
1. Form a group of 3 or 4
2. Decide on an issue that you are concerned about and would like to address
3. Research the issue in detail
4. Develop an action plan, setting out what you can do to address the issue
5. Develop a 5 minute pitch to convince your classmates that your action plan is the best
6. Present (Pitch) your action plan to the class!

Student Workbook and Action Plan
The Passport to Democracy student workbook has a number of sections to help you. You need to complete
the following pages of the workbook as part of this assessment task (tick them off as you go)!
Page 19 - Before you travel: question board
Page 20 - Group lotus diagram
Page 22 Some key research
Page 25 Our action plan
As a group, you will need to submit a final copy of your Action Plan. You should include, as a minimum,
the information on page 25 of the student workbook. Type your Action Plan using Pages/Microsoft Word.
Presentation (Pitch)
Presentation (Pitch) requirements
Your pitch must be no more than five minutes long
All members of the group must speak and make eye-contact with the audience
You can have a maximum of 5 Keynote slides
Year 9 Humanities PASSPORT TO DEMOCRACY: Action Plan Assessment Task
Criteria Needs
Improvement

Below Expected Level
5
(Low)
Within Expected Level
5.25
(Medium)
At Expected Level
5.5
(High)
Above Expected Level
5.75
(Very High)
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Content and
Structure of
Action Plan

Domain: Civics
and Citizenship
Dimension:
Community
Engagement

The group submitted an
Action Plan, however few
actions are SMART (Specific,
Measurable, Achievable,
Realistic and Timely).


The group Action Plan is
structured; the information is
mostly relevant and presented
in the groups own words.


The group Action Plan is
focused and well structured;
information is relevant and
presented in the groups own
words or clearly quoted.


The group Action Plan is
highly focused and well
structured; highly relevant
information is presented in the
groups own words or clearly
quoted. The Action Plan uses
evidence to recognise a
number of different viewpoints
and includes strategies for
raising public awareness of the
issue.
SMART
Specific,
Measurable,
Achievable,
Realistic and
Timely

The Action Plan does not
include any actions that are
SMART (Specific, Measurable,
Achievable, Realistic and
Timely).

The Action Plan is mostly
SMART (Specific, Measurable,
Achievable, Realistic and
Timely).

The Action Plan is SMART
(Specific, Measurable,
Achievable, Realistic and
Timely).

The Action Plan is very SMART
(Specific, Measurable,
Achievable, Realistic and
Timely).

Research and
Resources
Domain: Civics
and Citizenship
Dimension: Civic
Knowledge and
Understanding

The Action Plan draws on very
few resources to set out the
groups positions on their
chosen issue and proposed
actions.
The Action Plan draws on
some resources to set out the
groups positions on their
chosen issue and proposed
actions.
The Action Plan draws on a
range of resources to set out
the groups positions on their
chosen issue and proposed
actions.
The Action Plan draws on a
range of resources, which
recognise different viewpoint,
to set out and defend the
groups positions on their
chosen issue and proposed
actions.
Teamwork
Domain:
Interpersonal
Development
Dimension:
Working in
teams

The group had difficulty
working in teams to complete
the Action Plan.
The group demonstrated
some progress in dividing
roles and tasks between group
members to complete the
Action Plan.
The group demonstrated they
could divide roles and tasks
between them in order to
complete the Action Plan by
the due date.
The group negotiation skills to
divide roles and tasks between
them in order to complete the
Action Plan by the due date.
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Domain:
Communication

Dimension:
Presenting

The group had difficulty using
persuasive language to
effectively communicate the
information in the Action
Plan.

The group used very little
language specific to the
issue/subject of the Action
Plan.
The group used some
persuasive language to
effectively communicate the
information in the Action Plan.

The group used some
language specific to the
issue/subject of the Action
Plan.
The group used persuasive
language to effectively
communicate the information
in the Action Plan.

The group used language
specific to the issue/subject of
the Action Plan.
The group used highly
persuasive language to
effectively communicate the
information in the Action Plan.

The group used and explained
language specific to the
issue/subject of the Action
Plan.

ACTION PLAN OUTLINE
What is Our Issue?
Explain your issue.
Include any definitions, statistics or other information that will help your explanation.
Explain why it is an issue (refer to group members feelings, experiences, beliefs. Etc.).
Describe who is or will be affected by this issue.
What Do We Want to Achieve?
Make a statement about what your action plan is going to achieve.
Explain why you want to achieve your action plan.
Why do you want others to vote for your action plan?
Indicate how long your action plan will take to achieve.
Outline of Action Plan (How to Resolve the Issue):
List and explain the steps that you will need to take (or may have already taken) to resolve
your issue (Your Action Plan). You should include;
o What needs to be done in each step.
o Ways you can make your voices heard within the school/wider community to
complete this step/resolve the issue.
o The materials or resources that you will need.
o Who the steps are to be completed by. E. g. Group members, school staff. Etc.
This information can be presented in a table if you wish;
Step Description
Ways of completing
the Step
Materials/Resources
Required
Who By?
(Describe what needs
to be done)
(How the step will be
completed)
(What will be needed
to complete each the
step)
(Who the step will be
completed by)

References:
The Action Plan draws on a range of resources to set out the groups positions on their
chosen issue and proposed actions.
o List the resources that you used when researching your sub-topics.